We do some kind of art every Thursday for school and all the kids look forward to it every week. My oldest son, Jaden, asked if we could do some onomatopoeia paintings like the ones we saw here http://plbrown.blogspot.com/2012/01/zip-zap-zoom-boom-pop-pow.html. We used opaque watercolors and I (like the wonderful art teacher from the blog linked above) limited the colors they could use to red, yellow, blue, and white so they would look good together grouped on the wall and look kinda more comic booky haha!
Here are some pictures we took while they were creating. They aren't the best quality because, again, I was using my iPhone and didn't have the best lighting. I need to get my good camera filled with batteries and actually remember to take it with me everywhere....it's going to take awhile to get that habit established.
This is what the finished products looked like--
Definitely a great project for boys AND girls. Sometimes it's harder to get the boys excited about art beyond the fact that they don't have to do regular school work because of it haha! They liked the bright colors and the comic book look of them. Also, this year in their Life of Fred Fractions book (best math books ever!) http://lifeoffredmath.com/, Fred introduced them to the word "Onomatopoeia" and what it meant and they ended up becoming quite interested in writing stories that include sound words a lot more.
Here's what little tot Kieri Dot (21 months) was doing while the other kids were painting.
Coloring with a rainbow crayon on a chart tablet! She loves coloring on anything, especially stuff she's not supposed to hahaha! It's cute how she got all on her tummy so she could decorate the huge paper properly awww! When she got tired of this, one of my older daughters, Kendall (17), came and took her out of the school room so she wouldn't tear everything apart and constantly try to grab the water cups the kids use to rinse their brushes....heh.